Mantra for a Monday

When I saw these little magnets in the store, I knew I had to have them. But it was Christmas, the time of year when you’re supposed to buy for others, not yourself.

So I gave hubby very strong hints. As in I wrote the name of product on the back of a coupon for the store and told him they would make a lovely present. Apparently the hint was not strong enough.

And so, a few weeks ago, I went back to the store and bought them for myself.

I hung them in a place that I pass by every day, many times each day. They are my mantra. I love the words, especially the last two. It’s good to dream and wish and believe. But ultimately, you have it do it for yourself.

What’s your mantra for this Monday?

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22 thoughts on “Mantra for a Monday

  1. Sheesh, husbands. I'm glad you went back and got them yourself. What a great mantra! Can I just use yours? No?

    All right. How about:
    Word Hard
    Don't Give Up
    Pay it Forward

    I like that.

  2. Yeah, hubby's and the hints that fall flat! I make hand-stamped jewelry and people always want these kinds of inspirational sayings stamped on. My newest favorite request? live.love.grow. Have a great day!

  3. Very similar mantra: Just get it done. Unfortunately, what I want to get done (some writing) has to go on hold for what I *need* to get done (stuff for work, parenting and critiques for friends) – all things I love, but I need more time. Less sleep isn't serving me well. πŸ™‚

  4. life is too short for crap
    keep my mouth shout

    – what I mean is that it is so tempting to get bogged down in the little distractions… and sometimes it is just better to say nothing.

  5. I think I've quoted it here before, but I have a bookmark a crit group member gave me that is pinned to the bulletin board behind my laptop. It says, “Never, never, never quit – Winston Churchill.” That's my mantra.

  6. That reminds me of my favorite line from Joseph and the amazing technicolor dream coat, “If you think it, want it, feel it, then it's real, you are what you feel.”

  7. If there is one thing I've learned husbands rarely get the hint, unless you literally hit them upside the head with it.

    I'm striving to be more of a 'do it' person. One of my favorite saying is – you are what you want to be. (Hugs)Indigo

  8. Ha, ha. I love you gave hints your your hubby and when he didn't pay attention, you bought the great magnet for yourself.

    Now I'm going to have to look for a good mantra to get me through the day. Maybe something about picking myself up…. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Bish: You are welcome to them πŸ™‚

    Kelly: Aren't they great?

    Julie: You're welcome!

    Shannon: I like that one! Sometimes that's all you can do πŸ˜€

    Corey: It's a good day to be inspired.

    Elana: Great mantra!

    Christina: How cool! I want a bracelet like that!

    Lori: I've got the bags to go with the lack of sleep too πŸ˜‰

    L.Diane: Next time I'll just buy it, wrap it and put a tag with his name on it!

    RW: I like those πŸ™‚

    Tamara: Peace is always good!

    Terry: Great minds think alike πŸ™‚

    Dawn: Excellent mantra!

    T.Anne: I haven't seen that play, but I like the line πŸ™‚

    Rena: Kind of like put your money where your mouth is, huh?

    Stina: The more you see it, the more you believe it!

    Indigo: I like that saying. Thanks!

    Vivian: You always inspire me so I know you'll find your mantra πŸ˜€

    Jackee: I'm taking yours as well — that's an awesome mantra!

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